Now We Host Kids Parties

….not only did I spend a considerable amount of time making a cardboard moustache for my good friend Arthur (4) yesterday…

…but we also hosted Matthew’s birthday party…

…he received a complementary banana & got to wear that disgusting red wig that’s been on the heads of some of Dunedin’s most well respected musicians…IMG_1598

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…Matthew was very well behaved & didn’t cry when we took the wig back…

…Happy Birthday Matthew.

…Too Tone Records – We May Very Well Be Making It Up As We Go Along.

Last Minute Wedding Gits

…was accosted last week by these be-suited ragamuffins…

…off to a wedding they were…or a was it a bank heist?…

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…anyway… that wasn’t enough of an excuse to excuse them from “Dunedin-muscians-in-red-wigs” duty…

…last seen heading up the North East Valley in vintage buses…

…possibly off to Bethunes Gully for an outdoor ceremony…

…it pissed down 29 minutes later.

Was He Wearing A Red Wig At The Time

….we may never know…

…David Kilgour, international-dunedin-musician-man-of-mystery, was in the shop the other week to drop in some copies of the  re-released Great Unwashed Lp….

…the only copies he had left had been out to his most recent gig at Chicks Hotel…

…according to David “somebody” had spilt beer in the merch’ box and damaged these must-have artefacts….

…”somebody” then let slip that it was his good self that had perpetrated this unforgivable form of vinyl-abuse…

….how do you get top price for beer soaked goods?

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….simple, you get the perpetrator to confess in….with a Vivid marker…

…instant collectable….

…that smells of beer.

…(and, you may be wondering,  was David wearing the “compulsory” red wig whilst signing said Lps?…he is a very shy & private person, I respect that & could not possibly divulge that piece of highly personal information….

….for less than a tenner).

Wigging Out

…Arno is from Liechtenstein… he visits NZ whenever he can…he likes Dunedin music…before he came to visit me he dropped in on the venerable Roi Colbert and as Arno had a bit of a cold he decided to wear a mask so as not to infect the vulnerable old fellow  with his nasty bugs….the mask was still round his neck when he arrived here…IMG_1525

…and you just know I’m gonna use my powers of persuasion when confronted with stuff like this….

…and I did.

 

 

…in other news…

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…anyone able to explain why three people in purple wigs need to climb a tree with a giant rubiks cube, please inform the proper authorities.

More NZ Musicians In Wigs

…just when you thought it was safe…IMG_1320

…Mr Heazlewood, through his obsessive use of Farcebook, has been single handedly responsible for more than his fair share of traffic on this sight… for that we thank him…on a recent visit to the shop, he was more than happy to show off his new guitar and associated gurning skills….

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…Mr Robert Scott, local folk musician and artist of international renown(the landscape in the background is one of his) played us some hot licks on the button accordion (audio not available)…. (thank god)….

…I’m assuming he wont “forget” his guitar for the next Too Tone photo shoot….

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… the ever elusive (and very sensible) Mr David Kilgour politely declined to take part in the proceedings.

…(and the real reason for the photos??…rushed out the door with a nagging “there’s-something-else-I-need-to-do” kinda feeling….yup….didn’t scan more ‘toons)….

…normal transmission resumed next Tuesday.

 

…more of the same…but different….

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/nz-musicians-in-wigs/

Fishrider Visit

 

Ian from Fishrider records was in on the weekend…

…. he showed me an “innovative” way to merchandise collectable NZ music…

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…have had to disagree with him and would humbly suggest that this method is far more affective…

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….you have to be able to see the logo on the t-shirt, Ian!

…and not putting 3-400 bucks worth of kiwi music on that dirty floor should also be considered an integral part of clinching that triple figure sale.

(…might just be my imagination, but every time Ian visits the shop, another post appears on the “unauthorised-too-tone-records” facebook page…

…he couldn’t be responsible….

…could he?…)